• Births – Reported Aug. 26, 2015

    ALLGYER, Lloyd D. and Barbie (Stoltzfus), New Providence, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Aug. 23. AMARO, Saharai, Narvon, a son, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Aug. 20. BEAM, Noah L. and Amanda (Leasa), Denver, a...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 26, 2015

    Caroline “Lynn” (Hillery) Cameron, 62, departed this life Aug. 13 after a long battle with cancer, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. She worked as a unit supervisor at The Terraces in Ephrata, and was a...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Downtown trees inspected

    Everyone knows taking a walk is good for your health. But a recent group-walk in Downtown Ephrata turned out to be a boost for the borough’s tree population as well.  Julianne Schieffer, a Penn State Extension urban...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Robert Lee Marshall, 24, Ephrata native, Dutch Valley Food worker, father of two

    Robert Lee Marshall, 24, of Myerstown, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Ephrata to Brian L., husband of Susan Marshall; and Stacy L. (Horst), wife of Daryl Smith....

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • Wilmer H. Burkhart, 84, formerly of Terre Hill, worked at Shady Maple, bluegrass musician

    Wilmer H. Burkhart, 84, formerly of Terre Hill, passed on to his heavenly home while surrounded by his family after a short illness Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Pleasant View Retirement Community. He is survived by his...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • Deck Crawl a ball!

    The inaugural  annual Ephrata Deck Crawl was a sold-out affair, according to Stephanie Messer Harley, an Ephrata Merchants Association member who helped coordinate the event held Aug. 8. Harley said she and her cochair, Erin Treese, are already...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • E-town, Ephrata ‘56 teams

    Reminisce over breakfast They met on the field as adversaries 59 years ago. Recently, a few members of both the Ephrata and Elizabethtown football teams from the year 1956 got together again, although this time it was...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Hitting the ground running

    New state Rep. Zimmerman has weekly office hours in Ephrata Pennsylvania Rep. David Zimmerman feels comfortable taking the reins of the evolving 99th District. The 99th recently added Akron and lost Brecknock Township from its constituency base....

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • Concerts by the Creek wraps for the summer

    The Concerts by the Creek summer music series wrapped its seventh season Tuesday night with a performance by The Underwater Sounds, a Philadelphia five-piece band that blends reggae, jazz and funk sounds. The crowd was a bit...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • EASD hires two principals

      But both have contractual obligations with other school districts   Ephrata schools will open next week with no open principal positions. However it’s not clear when the new employees will actually begin working in the district....

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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